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Found duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jhunt1978, May 11, 2016.

  1. jhunt1978

    jhunt1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    A mother duck was struck and killed by a car the night before last. The eggs were out for about 24-28 hours and it got pretty cold over night here in Michigan. I have brought the eggs in till I reach a rescue to take them. I don't know how old the eggs are or any of that. I tried candling and I'm not sure if they survived. I have them on a heating pad on a damp towel with a heating pad on top of the bowl as well I'm keeping them at 99 degrees. If i post a picture of the egg with the light would anyone be able to help me determine if they are alive. Is it even possible with them being outside all night? Also should I take them off the damp towel? I have been turning them every 6 hours. Thank you so much! I just want to save them if possible
     
  2. chickengal512

    chickengal512 Out Of The Brooder

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    How many eggs are there? Its possible the hen hasnt started incubating them yet if there isnt many.
     
  3. peebee

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    They definitely could still be alive. I incubated a sole surviving egg from a couple of egg smashing kids. There are charts you can look at that will help you but if you post pictures of the candles eggs I'm sure a lot of people on the forum could help (including myself).[​IMG]
     
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  4. jhunt1978

    jhunt1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    There are 10 eggs
     
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  8. chickengal512

    chickengal512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Setting the egg in an empty toilet paper roll can make the embryo easier to see
     
  9. jhunt1978

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    They have heartbeats!! All 10 of them!! I just seen them all
     
  10. peebee

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    Chickengal512 is right. It's hard to tell because you didn't do that but they look alive from what I can tell but because the light isn't concentrated on them (as a toilet paper roll would do) I couldn't tell for sure or judge how old they might be
     

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